Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One Year Anniversary

I can not believe how fast one year can go by... it has been the best year of my life! Because we work at an elementary school we were both able to have two weeks off. We have loved being down in St. George with our family and spend Christmas, Birthdays, and New Years Eve (Posts to come with these events) without planning the wedding! It is kind of hard to have a anniversary around the holidays; especially when we want to be with family too. However, we escaped and spent a night out together. We had such a blast and it was nice to take advantage of what is in St. George. We talked about the highlights of the year and here are a few that we loved about being in married in 2008:
  • Going to Disneyland for our Honeymoon-and the funny experiences that came with it
  • Visiting Puerto Rico, Culebra with the Bess family
  • Doing all of our fun projects together
  • Spending time with all the Goodwin Family and attending a siblings family sealing
  • The opportunity we had of being a Ma and Pa for the Youth Trek (the friendships that we have developed from the experience :))
  • The joy of becoming one (getting used to everything being "ours" instead of "mine" and "yours")
We have a had a lot of fun this year and anyone who has followed our blog would be able to see that. We were told when we got married that the first year of marriage would be the most fun but also the hardest year. We have come to find that to be true but we would not change anything about it. Burke is such a great husband and I am very grateful to be able to be with him for Eternity!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


As of right now Burke and I have both earned a degree! I have finally earned my Bachelors Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development (MFHD). I thought this day would never come and yet it has not really hit me yet. I am currently looking for a full-time position so if anyone has heard of anything let me know because I am interested:)! Burke just finished his last final with the high of the whole class! I wish I had his brain! He has now received his Associates Degree. I keep telling him that it is a huge mile stone to get an Associates Degree. We are both very relieved to have our finals over and done with. We can now finally begin celebrating the Christmas Season!! Thanks to all family and friends for supporting us in our education and we are excited to see you all!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

White Thanksgiving at the Ranch

I apologize for such a late post!
This year for Thanksgiving we went to the Ranch! It was so much fun and nice to be away from all the busyness of city life! We were surprised to arrive to fresh snow falling because there was no snow up until we got to the ranch. Here are a few pictures of what we did at the ranch. Burke and I made a little snowman the night we got there. The snow was so amazing and it really wasn't that cold at all.Here are the two nieces of the Bess family Annie and Sophie! They are so cute and so much fun to be around!
Kate and Clo preparing for the Thanksgiving Dinner.
Burke decided he wanted to make another snowman. This time Bigger! It didn't take too long for all the boys to join them! It was quite the process to finish it but here is the finish product! If you can tell...the top three layers are from the snowman the night before :)
We took advantage of the beautiful scenery and went on an excursion--
The next day we went down to St. George for a few days! I went out with all the girls in my family and had a little contest of who could find the best deal, most Christmasy, most outrageous item. It was a lot of fun and if you look closely, a few of them are hilarious!